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MAZZEI¹, Juan A.; CANEVA², Jorge O.; KHOURY³, Marina  y  MELERO4, Marcelo J.. Mortality due to idiopathic pulmonary hypertension in Argentina. Insuf. card. [online]. 2015, vol.10, n.3, pp.111-118. ISSN 1852-3862.

Objetive. To describe the annual mortality rate due to idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) in Argentina for a period of ten years (2000-2009). Materials and methods. The study included all I27.0 (ICD-10) coded deaths on the database of the Statistics and Health Information Board (Dirección de Estadística e Información de Salud: DEIS) of the Ministry of Health, National Presidency, Argentina. Population data were obtained from the National Institute of Statistics and Census (Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Censos: INDEC), Argentina. Results. Between 2000 and 2009 the IPAH annual mortality rate in Argentina was relatively constant and ranged between 1.39 and 2.39 deaths/1,000,000 inhabitants. It was higher in women (1.76 to 3.16/1,000,000) than in men (0.9 to 2.11/1,000,000). In adults, the highest number of IPAH deaths was recorded in the age group over 70 years. The highest mortality rates were recorded in the provinces of Tierra del Fuego (31.42/1,000,000) and San Juan (17.61/1,000,000). However, the overlap of the 95% of the specific mortality rates, adjusted for age and sex, in 2009, suggesting no significant difference in IPAH mortality between provinces. Conclusions. To our knowledge this is the first study of mortality rates from IPAH in Argentina for a period of 10 years. The information obtained can eventually become a basis for more detailed studies of specific mortality. It seems necessary to implement a national registry of this disease to provide more reliable information and to promote the standardization of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures nationwide, optimizing available resources.

Palabras clave : Pulmonary hypertension;; Pulmonary arterial hypertension; Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension; Mortality; Mortality rate; Argentina.

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